Lucien Wolf Collection

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Genealogical notes and notes on Anglo-Jewish history relating to various countries.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lucien Wolf was born on 20 January 1857 in London. He was educated at private schools, the Athenee Royale in Brussels, and in Paris. He started work as a Sub-editor and Leader-writer for 'Jewish World', 1874-1893, and was later Editor here from 1906 to 1908. He also worked as an assistant editor for 'Public Leader', 1877-1878; Foreign Editor for 'Daily Graphic', 1890-1909; and was London correspondent for 'Le Journal, Paris', 1894-1898. He was President of the Jewish History Society of England eight times. In 1919 he represented the Anglo-Jewish community at the Paris Peace Conference. He was Secretary of the Jewish Joint Foreign Committee from 1917. He was founder of and delegate to the Advisory Committee of the High Commissioner for Refugees of the League of Nations. Wolf's many publications are mainly concerned with Jews and Judaism. Wolf died on 23 August 1930.

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